How to Remove GrooveMonitor.exe

By Kefa Olang

GrooveMonitor.exe is a service that is installed when you install Microsoft Office 2007 and belongs to the GrooveMonitor utility. It tracks Microsoft Groove behavior and creates error reports that are sent back to Microsoft. When you uninstall Microsoft Office 2007, GrooveMonitor.exe remains and continues to automatically launch during start-up. Removing it from your start-up list and from your computer system is a quick process if you no longer run Microsoft Office 2007 or have any use for it.

Step 1

Press "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Delete" together to open the Windows Task Manager. Click the "Processes" tab.

Step 2

Scroll through and click Groovemonitor.exe. Click "End Process." Move to the next step to remove it from the start-up.

Step 3

Click the Windows "Start" button and click "Run." Type "msconfig" (without quotes) and click "OK."

Step 4

Click the "Startup" tab and remove the check from GrooveMonitor. Click "OK" and restart your computer.

Step 5

Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop and double-click the C: drive. Double-click the "Program Files" folder and double-click the "Microsoft Office" folder. Double-click "Office12." Right-click "GrooveMonitor.exe" and click "Delete."

Step 6

Click the Windows "Start" button and click "Run." Type "regedit" (without quotes) and click "OK" to open the registry window.

Step 7

Click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" on the left panel and click "Software." Click "Microsoft" and click "Windows." Click "CurrentVersion" and click "Run." Delete any GrooveMonitor values on the right panel. Exit the registry